Now You See Me Movie Essay

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This past year a lot of eye catching movies made it to the big screen, one that particularly stood out to me was the heist film, Now You See Me. The movie stars a few well-known people such as Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, and Dave Franco. The movie in a nutshell is very well explained by the synopsis provided by IMDB “An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.” There are many magic tricks that take place besides just the bank robbery, however, that trick is the main focus point throughout the whole movie. In the film, “Now You See Me” there is a lot of interesting features such as; the characters and their roles, the high and weak points of the overall plot, the foreshadowing displayed in the film, the conflicts presented in this film, as well as a few good life lesson to learn.
In this particular movie, there are a lot of significant characters. The magicians, known as the Four Horsemen, are our big tricksters in this situation. The first is Daniel Atlas; he is a world renowned magician, who has few nervous qualities about him. He tends to be very similar to our antagonist according to Stephanie Merry who stated “They’re fun to watch with their sweet delivery of witticisms, but they’re also dismissive and self-righteous.” The next person in the Four Horseman is Merritt McKinney, the Mentalist. We are introduced to him through a scene where is conning a couple for money. There is another con artist in the Four Horseman known as Jack Wilder. He is the youngest of the group, and he is considered childish until the end of the movie. He is also a con-artist and looks up to big name magicians such as Daniel Atlas. The last member of the Four Horse is Henley Reeves. It is easily identifiable that Henley and Daniel have a romantic past, the tension is definitely there. She is independent and proves quickly that she can hang with guys with no issues. The FBI agent, who is determined to catch the Four Horseman, is Agent Rhodes. He is the antagonist that is similar to one of our main characters Daniel Atlas. Agent Rhodes is very independent and thinks he knows all. He is very resistant to help from Interpol agent, Alma Dray. The last major character is Thaddeus Bradley, whose profession is revealing magic tricks on national television. He knows every detail of all the tricks that the Four Horseman preform. He is neither and ally or enemy to either the Four Horseman or the FBI. These entirely differential characters all come together to make a whirl-wind of a film.
Every film has their highs and lows when it comes to the plot, this film is no different. In the beginning of the movie, there are a lot of magic tricks that the audience is exposed to. However, the audience isn’t kept guessing or wondering how it happened, thanks to Thaddeus Bradley. This characters main goal is to reveal these tricks. I think...

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